World War II Letters

A Glimpse into the Heart of the Second World War Through the Eyes of Those Who Were Fighting It

Author: Bill Adler

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429970057

Category: History

Page: 352

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Writers from twenty Allied and Axis countries are gathered in this unique collection of letters from servicemen and -women to their friends, families, and sweethearts. World War II Letters gives an unbiased look into the lives of those who served throughout the world-in Europe, the Pacific, Northern Africa, and Asia-and gives an intimate and honest portrayal of their experiences. Wide ranging in scope, World War II Letters includes writings by officers and infantry, nurses and doctors, pilots, POWs, those injured in action, killed in action, and those reported missing. Introductory biographies and photographs vividly capture the letter writers' lives before, during, and after the war. The writers of the letters in this powerful collection express their own views of "the enemy," give their impressions of countries far away from home, describe battle by land, sea, and air, and recount war's atrocities and its rare humorous moments. Ultimately, World War II Letters provides a revealing and unforgettable journey through the war of the century.
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The Loudest Silence (Part One)

Author: Olivia Janae

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781999702960

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Page: N.A

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Kate, an up and coming cellist, is new to Chicago and the 'Windy City Chamber Ensemble'. During her first rehearsal, she is surprised and intrigued to meet Vivian Kensington, the formidable by reputation board president who also happens to be...deaf. As Kate treads the waters of a rocky relationship with the young and foolhardy Ash, she develops a tentative friendship with her cold-hearted boss. As she does, she finds a kindness and a warmth that she never expected. As their friendship grows into something more, Kate wonders, is Ash really who she wants? Or is Vivian who she desires? Is it possible for two women, one from a world of sound and one a world of silence, to truly understand one another?
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Crossings

Author: Danielle Steel

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 9780307566393

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Despite rumors of impending war, the majestic ship Normandie makes its transatlantic voyage from Washington D.C., to France. Aboard is beautiful, American-born Liane De Villiers, devoted to her much-older husband, the French ambassador to the United States, and her two daughters. She meets Nick Burnham, an American steel magnate, a kind man trapped in a loveless marriage. Their passion remains unacknowledged. But when the outbreak of World War II forces Liane to flee Paris, she and Nick meet again—and pledge a love that can no longer be denied. From the Paperback edition.
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The Cottage

Author: Caroline Jimenez

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548054854

Category:

Page: 298

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A fresh start and a new life, that's exactly what Nadia Monroe needs when she moves to South Carolina. With plans for renovations dancing in her head, she looks forward to breathing life into her old cottage by the beach and most importantly, herself. Not used to being on her own, she sets out on a new chapter of her life hoping to find friends and happiness. Inspired by some of her favorite books, Nadia discovers adventures are just a wine bottle away, but it's the friendship forming in her neighbor, Laine Montgomery, that has Nadia grateful for the move. With a bit of good-natured Southern meddling from Laine's best friend, Susannah, could more than friendship be on the horizon between Nadia and Laine?
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All Through the Night

Author: K. R Prince

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999025529

Category:

Page: N.A

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Helena Millan is a beautiful, lonely and awkwardly endearing girl whose life changes just when she believes to be on her merry way to death. While on her first day at Clearwater Private University, she meets the star forward of the soccer team, Emily Knight, a charming, and kind hearted girl with a secret. Their blinding attraction leads them to slow-burn confessions and a magical, lust-filled romance. Helena¿s issues with rejection, her love/hate relationship with her sister and abandonment from her career-driven parents are juxtaposed to Emily¿s struggles with her gender identity, transition, and bullying. After they fall madly in love, there is an unforeseen consequence that shifts life for everyone involved. Life and death that is.
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The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes

Author: Jane Straus,Lester Kaufman,Tom Stern

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118790324

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 2759

A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.
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The Sacred Journey

The Ancient Practices

Author: Charles Foster

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418555312

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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“When Yahweh became a man, he was a homeless vagrant. He walked through Palestine proclaiming that a mysterious kingdom had arrived...He called people to follow him, and that meant walking.” — Charles Foster Humans are built to wander. History is crisscrossed by their tracks. Sometimes there are obvious reasons for it: to get better food for themselves or their animals; to escape weather, wars, or plague. But sometimes they go—at great expense and risk—in the name of God, seeking a place that feels sacred, that speaks to the heart. God himself seems to have a bias toward the nomad. The road is a favored place — a place of epiphany. That’s all very well if you are fit and free. But what if you are paralyzed by responsibility or disease? What if the only journey you can make is to the office, the school, or the bathroom? Best-selling English author and adventurer Charles Foster has wandered quite a bit, and he knows what can be found (and lost) on a sacred journey. He knows that pilgrimage involves doing something with whatever faith you have. And faith, like muscle, likes being worked. Exploring the history of pilgrimage across cultures and religions, Foster uses tales of his own travels to examine the idea of approaching each day as a pilgrimage, and he offers encouragement to anyone who wants to experience a sacred journey. The result is an intoxicating, highly readable blend of robust theology and lyrical anecdote — an essential guidebook for every traveler in search of the truth about God, himself, and the world. When Jesus said “Follow me,” he meant us to hit the road with him. The Sacred Journey will show you how. The Ancient Practices There is a hunger in every human heart for connection, primitive and raw, to God. To satisfy it, many are beginning to explore traditional spiritual disciplines used for centuries . . . everything from fixed-hour prayer to fasting to sincere observance of the Sabbath. Compelling and readable, the Ancient Practices series is for every spiritual sojourner, for every Christian seeker who wants more.
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Shadow Haven

Author: Aj Schippers

Publisher: Ylva Verlag E.Kfr.

ISBN: 9783955338459

Category:

Page: N.A

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Julia's holiday on a private island comes with an erotic surprise when she encounters Alexandra, a professional dominatrix. An explosive first meeting leads to friendship and something more sensual and kinky Can Julia overcome her fears to explore a submissive relationship? And what happens when power is not just left to the imagination?
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The Daniel Prayer

Prayer That Moves Heaven and Changes Nations

Author: Anne Graham Lotz

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310344859

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 5841

Many people today find that their prayers don’t “work.” And like a broken cell phone, DVD player, or TV remote, they throw prayer out as unnecessary “clutter” in their busy lives. Anne Graham Lotz has found that while prayer does work, sometimes the “pray-ers” don’t. So she has turned to the prophet Daniel for help. The Daniel Prayer is born deep within your soul, erupts through your heart, and pours out on your lips, words created by and infused with the Spirit of God quivering with spiritual electricity. It’s really not an everyday type of prayer. It’s a prayer birthed under pressure. Heartache. Grief. Desperation. It can be triggered by a sudden revelation of hope. An answer to prayer, a promise freshly received, a miracle that lies just over the horizon. Join Anne in a thrilling discovery of prayer that really works. This book will help you pray effectively for your nation, for your families, and for yourself.
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Shades of Blue (Part Two of the Loudest Silence)

Author: Olivia Janae

Publisher: Heartsome Publishing

ISBN: 9781999702984

Category:

Page: N.A

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Kate and Vivian are both anxious to put their recent disagreement in the past. As they settle into their happy routine again, they are excited for the coming holidays with each other and Max. When Vivian's mother, the head of J. C. Kensington Foundation, pulls Kate aside after Thanksgiving and offers her a gift she never knew existed, Kate's spirits soar. However, it's not long before Kate learns that perhaps Jacqueline can't always be trusted. With allegiances torn, Kate must decide. Will she fight for the love she had been completely unprepared for? Or will she give in and let these lonely shades of blue overtake her?
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Long-Distance Coffee

Author: Emma Sterner-Radley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783955339104

Category: Lesbians

Page: 200

View: 1004

Personal trainer Erin lives a solitary life plagued by insomnia. One sleepless night on social media she is drawn to Isabella, a former CEO-turned-writer in Florida. Over midnight cups of coffee, they form an instant bond that will change everything. A long-distance lesbian romance about closing the distance.
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Flight Sqa016

Author: A.E. Radley

Publisher: Ylva Verlag E.Kfr.

ISBN: 9783955334475

Category: Flight attendants

Page: 324

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Spurred on by overwhelming and ever-increasing debts, Emily White takes a job working in the first-class cabin on the prestigious commuter route from her home of New York to London with Crown Airlines. A gruelling transatlantic schedule means she is in the air nearly as much as she is on the ground and desperately misses her five-year-old son. On board she meets Olivia Lewis, who is a literal high-flying business executive with a weekly commute, a meticulous schedule, and terrible social skills. When a personal emergency brings them together, will Emily be able to swallow her pride and accept help from Olivia? And will Olivia be able to prevent herself from saying the wrong thing?
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The Fire Starter Sessions

A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms

Author: Danielle LaPorte

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307952126

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

View: 2885

The Fire Starter Sessions is an apathy-kicking, integrity-infusing guide to defining success on your own terms. Danielle LaPorte’s straight-talk life-and-livelihood sermons have been read by over one million people. Bold but empathetic, in The Fire Starter Sessions she reframes popular self-help and success concepts, including: - Life balance is a myth, and the pursuit of it is causing us more stress then the craving for balance itself. - Being well-rounded is over-rated. When you focus on developing your true strengths, you enter your mastery zone. - Screw your principles (they might be holding you back). - We have ambition backwards. Getting clear on how you want to feel in your life + work is more important than setting goals. It's the most potent form of clarity that you can have, and it's what leads to true fulfillment.
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Hero

Author: Rhonda Byrne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471133451

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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FROM ZERO TO HERO . . . YOUR SECRET MAP TO A RICH LIFE What is your true calling and why aren't you already living it? Imagine if there was a map that showed you step by step how to get from where you are now to your true calling and the life you were born to live - the most brilliant, rich, fulfilling, and dazzling life you could ever dream of. You are holding in your hands such a map. HERO is the map for your life. By following the journeys of twelve of the most successful people on the planet today, you'll learn how to use your inner powers to overcome obstacles and to make impossible dreams come true. You'll be inspired to find your own calling and start taking the steps toward making the life of your dreams an everyday reality. Be the hero you are meant to be.
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Lessons From a Scarlet Lady

Author: Emma Wildes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101159820

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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No real lady should take lessons from a scarlet woman... The Duke of Rolthven's new wife, Brianna, is the perfect aristocratic bride. So what would society say if they saw her with a copy of Lady Rothburg's Advice--a courtesan's lessons for the boudoir? When his innocent wife suddenly becomes a vixen in the bedroom, the proper Duke is truly astounded by her seductive powers. Following a courtesan's advice might lead to trouble-but will it lead to Brianna's ultimate desire: winning her husband's love?
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The Gaslight Effect

How to Spot and Survive the Hidden Manipulation Others Use to Control Your Life

Author: Robin Stern

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0767924460

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 304

View: 9525

A study of the "gaslight effect" discusses this form of manipulation that consistently puts the other person in the wrong and reveals what can be done to overcome this behavior and determine if an unhealthy relationship can be salvaged.
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Cured

The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys

Author: Lol Tolhurst

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306824299

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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"On our first day of school, Robert and I stood at the designated stop at Hevers Avenue with our mothers, and that's when we met for the very first time. We were five years old." So began a lifelong friendship that fourteen years later would result in the formation of The Cure, a quintessential post-punk band whose albums-such as Three Imaginary Boys, Pornography, and Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me-remain among the best-loved and most influential of all time. As two of the first punks in the provincial English town of Crawley, Lol Tolhurst and Robert Smith didn't have it easy. Outsiders from the start, theirs was a friendship based initially on proximity and a shared love of music, from the punk that was raging in nearby London to the groundbreaking experimentation of David Bowie's "Berlin Trilogy." First known as The Easy Cure, they began playing in pubs and soon developed their own unique style and approach to songwriting, resulting in timeless songs that sparked a deep sense of identification and empathy in listeners, songs like "Boys Don't Cry," "Just Like Heaven," and "Why Can't I Be You?," spearheading a new subculture dubbed "Goth" by the press. The music of The Cure was not only accessible but also deeply subversive, challenging conventional notions of pop music and gender roles while inspiring a generation of devoted fans and a revolution in style. Cured is not only the first insider account of the early days of the band, it is a revealing look at the artistic evolution of the enigmatic Robert Smith, the iconic lead singer, songwriter, and innovative guitarist at the heart of The Cure. A deeply rebellious, sensitive, tough, and often surprisingly "normal" young man, Smith was from the start destined for stardom, a fearless non-conformist and provocateur who soon found his own musical language through which to express his considerable and unique talent. But there was also a dark side to The Cure's intense and bewildering success. Tolhurst, on drums and keyboards, was nursing a growing alcoholism that would destroy his place in The Cure and nearly end his life. Cured tells the harrowing and unforgettable story of his crash-and-burn, recovery, and rebirth. Intensely lyrical and evocative, gripping and unforgettable, Cured is the definitive story of a singular band whose legacy endures many decades hence, told from the point of view of a participant and eyewitness who was there when it happened-and even before it all began.
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Bringing Down Gaddafi

On the Ground with the Libyan Rebels

Author: Andrei Netto

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1137464194

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 484

In February 2011, Andrei Netto, a reporter for O Estado de São Paulo , one of Brazil's main newspapers, traveled without permission into a region of Libya controlled by the regime, aiming to cover the first armed revolution of the Arab Spring. One of the first foreigners to reveal to the world the extent of the uprisings, he spoke to hundreds of Libyans, including many of the students, shopkeepers, doctors, teachers, and intellectuals who armed themselves with rifles, grenades, and anti-aircraft guns to attack the armored vehicles of an illegitimate regime responsible for 42 years of torture, murder, and terrorism. This is their story. A unique and memorable account of a revolutionary war, Bringing Down Gaddafi provides previously unpublished information about the Libyan conflict, including the circumstances of Gaddafi's death, behind the scenes diplomacy at the UN Security Council, and the supply of weapons to the Libyan rebels from abroad. Andrei Netto's testimony alerts the world to the atrocities committed by both sides in the conflict ended with Muammar Gaddafi's summary execution on the outskirts of his home city. Netto provides a powerful journalistic narrative with the spirit of a road movie and the elements of suspense worthy of a thriller.
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